Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

We’re counting down the 30 greatest girls groups of the 1950s. These young women were pioneers in a male dominated industry, and we’ll show you how they helped bring a new sophistication to popular music.

Join us as we spotlight every female vocal group to achieve a charted pop, rock, and/or rhythm and blues hit single during the 1950s. There were 28 such acts. And we’ll add in two selected non-hit female aggregations who were significant to the evolving girls group sound.

In a peek behind the scenes, we’ll also demonstrate on this episode of “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” how we can take previously unlistenable records that were damaged over time and, using sophisticated digital software, make them sound like new for our worldwide audience. 

Some of the acts in our countdown will be familiar to you. Others you might not have heard of, but their songs and their stories are definitely worth hearing.